Gulf Coast http://wrkf.org en Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal http://wrkf.org/post/landrieu-says-revenue-sharing-not-lawsuit-will-benefit-coastal-renewal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Mary&nbsp;</span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:47:23 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 24854 at http://wrkf.org Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: Canal Dredging http://wrkf.org/post/last-call-how-we-got-way-canal-dredging <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/03/20130515LastCall.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: Canal Dredging</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days when fishing guide <a href="http://www.cajunfishingadventures.com/" target="_blank">Ryan Lambert</a> motors away from the boat launch in </span>Buras<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he’s fishing in the what locals call “the land of used-to-bes.”</span><p>As in, that used to be Yellow Cotton Bay, or Drake Bay, or English Bay… and dozens more. Wed, 15 May 2013 14:29:11 +0000 editor 10420 at http://wrkf.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: Canal Dredging Water Institute Hires Esteemed Researcher http://wrkf.org/post/water-institute-hires-esteemed-researcher <p>The Water Institute of the Gulf has hired a renowned Mississippi River expert to join their staff to help advance the group’s Gulf Coast restoration and protection efforts. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:02:24 +0000 Lisa Lovello 2850 at http://wrkf.org Institute Seeks to Bridge Gap Between Research and Engineering to Save Gulf http://wrkf.org/post/institute-seeks-bridge-gap-between-research-and-engineering-save-gulf <p><span class="BodyCopy">This week the state legislature unanimously approved the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, a 50 year blueprint for restoring disappearing wetlands and protecting the state's natural resources.</span><br><br><span class="BodyCopy">Coastal land loss is an ongoing problem in gulf states and there are many agencies, non-profits and universities working to solve it. An independent research institute hopes to be the linchpin that brings them all together. The Water Institute of the Gulf was founded last year and has just selected UL-Lafayette civil engineering professor Ehab Meselhe as the new director of natural systems. He's also heading up a five-year, $25 million federally funded project studying land loss and restoration. </span><br><br>WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with him about how he hopes the <a href="http://thewaterinstitute.org/" target="_blank">Water Institute</a> will streamline efforts to save the gulf.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2589 at http://wrkf.org Institute Seeks to Bridge Gap Between Research and Engineering to Save Gulf Sick Fish Suggest Lingering Impact of BP Spill http://wrkf.org/post/sick-fish-suggest-lingering-impact-bp-spill <p>I<span class="BodyCopy"><span class="BodyCopy">n November 2011, roughly a year and a half after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, commercial fisherman began catching red snapper with dark sores and lesions in the Gulf. </span></span><span class="BodyCopy"> </span></p><p class="BodyCopy"><span class="BodyCopy">A group of LSU scientists studying the impact of the disaster is still finding large numbers of sick fish -- snapper in particular -- throughout the area of the oil spill. </span></p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2602 at http://wrkf.org Sick Fish Suggest Lingering Impact of BP Spill